Corpus ID: 35783692

Coercive Persuasion and Attitude Change

  title={Coercive Persuasion and Attitude Change},
  author={R. Ofshe},
Coercive persuasion and thought reform are alternate names for programs of social influence capable of producing substantial behavior and attitude change through the use of coercive tactics, persuasion, and/or interpersonal and group-based influence manipulations (Schein 1961; Lifton 1961). Such programs have also been labeled "brainwashing" (Hunter 1951), a term more often used in the media than in scientific literature. However identified, these programs are distinguishable from other… Expand
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